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A tale of getting to Istanbul

sunny 121 °F

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How do you get from the Greek Islands to Turkey, you might ask. The short answer is:

  • 6 hour ferry from Mykonos to Lesbos
  • Wait 3 hours, meet 2 Brazilians and have some hot chocolate
  • 1 1/2 hour ferry from Lesbos to Ayvalik, Turkey, meet Canadian and marvel that you made it to Asia
  • 9 hour bus ride from Ayvalik, Turkey to Istanbul that includes a freak out because your bus drives onto a boat in order to cross the Sea of Marmara...seriously it was really weird.
  • Cab ride w/ new found friends to Taksim Square
  • Meet Irishman in Taksim Square and have him lead you back to his flat

There you have it...so far Istanbul is GREAT! More to come soon :)

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Friends

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Throwing up deuces, Brazilian style...

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Yes, our bus really was getting on a boat

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And this made it all worth it! Istanbul!!!

Posted by erincadden 11:41 Archived in Turkey Tagged transportation

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Taksim Square!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fucking amazing place, eat the squid!

by Devin

I'm getting a big sunglasses memo form your pics. Venturing out to get a pair tomorrow. Hope the snackies stayed fresh in your packies on that long venture.

by Kat

Man, this looks AWESOME! your blog is the best procrastination/study break ever. Keep it coming! D

by David M-A

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